207-The look of the seagull
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To mark the centenary of the creation of school Sant Miquel de Torroella de Montgrí, in 2004, I was asked to do a similar work as my previous work "Heart waves" I had created recently and which Ramón Joanmiquel, professor of this school and director of his coral, got known and liked him.
For this reason, I proposed them to make a work around the poems of poet Núria Esponellà who I already knew and that furthermore she was student of this school. She liked the idea, and Núria Esponellà herself was the rhapsodist of her texts the day of the premiere. So was this work born.
I instrumentalized the original work for flute, piano, mixed choir and childrens choir, and the day of the premiere of the work at the school Sant Miquel we cut the central part of the work claiming lack of time to have it ready in a satisfactory way, that is why when I adapted the work for female choir, violin and piano for the show Water Nymphs in 2013 it was premiered in its full version,as I originally created it.
Texts of the work:
I sink the feet after falling from a wave,
I raise the sacred chalice of your old sun,
as the bread of your light angel;
I give it to you, sea.
battered sand and smiling,
you fall and you take off
the bus glasses, lunging at bay
a voracious wave.
Train yourself to swim without a lifeguard
in water that plunges you into the sand
playing to decant. Get used
because when your feet do not touch ground
and you suck the breath of pain
you are able to beat this pulse.
The march is long, crosses abound.
We go over the water and and continue
no other way that the grooves foam.
- Voices: Montserrat Cristau, Maite Mer, Imma Presas, Glòria Garcés, Vera Krasnoperaova and Georgina Reyner
- Violin: Eszter Schütz
- Piano: Anna Cassú